Sam Pizzigati: “The modern corporation is the engine of inequality in our world. Look at the amount of cash that the billionaire class is putting into elections.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The US writer and activist has long argued income should be capped – and he is newly optimistic

Archivists Hazel Menton and Natalie Milne. The website will help genealogists and historians. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Irish Archive Resource website means Bosco and others `can go through the Magic Door'

 Ian Paisley with his wife  and children before a service in his honour at the Martyrs’ Memorial Church, on the Ravenhill Road, Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Firebrand politician is remembered in town of Ballymena where he grew up and lived

Jack Downs after receiving a letter from President Higgins on the occasion of his 100th Birthday.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

‘If there’s a mess to be made, I’ll make it,’ Jack Downs says as he eyes his birthday cake

Former members of the Defence Forces at yesterday’s commemoration at the Curragh. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former troops at inaugural Veterans’ Day call for continued presence of peacekeepers

Emergency ordinance survey bomb disposal engineers take part in a training exercise as some of 130 soldiers from the 46th Infantry Group go through final preparations at the Glen of Imaal ahead of deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force in the Golan Heights region of Syria. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Coveney says Ireland could withdraw from UN mission if changes not forthcoming

 Croke Park: fans and ticket touts face exclusion for selling tickets above the actual price. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Buyers and sellers face punishment for trading tickets at greater than face value

The operators of Dublin’s Luas light rail system, Transdev, have signed a new contract, extending for a further five year period their management of the passenger transport system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Transdev says it is strongly incentivised to grow passenger numbers and reduce costs

The coffin of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds arriving at Shanganagh Cemetery  following his funeral service at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Maxwells/PA

State funeral goes from Donnybrook church to Shanganagh Cemetery

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